Convert and Replace in iTunes

Discussion in 'iPod' started by skate71290, May 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hey everyone, just a quick query, i have well over 20,000 songs in my iTunes account and i want to convert them all to 128kbps AAC, quite simply to save space, as i only listen to songs with my iPod Nano and HK Soundsticks, quality is not of real importance. My big question is, how can i tell iTunes to delete the older copies on tracks whilst converting, saving me going through the lot and deleting them one by one? Regards, skate71290 :)
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    Feb 19, 2011
    #2
    1) Select everything, make mp3 version (after your import settings are at 128k)
    2) Let iTunes do it's thing
    3) Right click on the name/artist/album .. etc bar, and select bitrate
    4) You'll now have a bitrate column, click it to sort by bitrate
    5) Select everything that's not 128 (hold shift and click on the first non-128k item and click on the last non-128k item)
    6) Press delete, send to trash, empty trash
    :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Genius, except some are already 128kbps, but that inspired me to sort by Date Added :) thanks again :)
     
  4. macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    #4
    Make smart list of all songs above 128kbps, convert songs in that list instead.
     
  5. macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    #5
    XLD can do this and it supports multiple cores.
     

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